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SFGTV
Sep 8, 2012 4:30pm PDT
the general sponsorship of the mayor's office. thank you, mayor ed lee. also the ministry of the commerce of china, supported by the governor's office. thank you so much. the lieutenant governor is here of course. i would like to mention that we do have some honorable mentions in here. first of all, my boss, hon. ed lee. mayor of san francisco. i would like to add our first chinese mayor in san francisco. the vice minister of the ministry of commerce from beijing. [applause] welcome. next to my former boss, the hon. gavin newsom, lieutenant governor of california. the hon. counsel general of the people's republic of china. [applause] the minister of the embassy of the people's republic of china and the united states, based in washington, d.c.. and charlotte schultz, mr. mike rossi, senior adviser on jobs for governor brown. also officials from the delegation. the director-general of the department of foreign investment and administration. mr. wong shi. and mr. -- the commercial counselor of the department of corporation. and the director-general of the investment promotion agency of the m
SFGTV2
Sep 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
talked a long time ago for a "for a magazine" story. one of the things that you said is that commerce, in an of itself, is not the enemy. it is the backbone of civilization. >> to be against commerce is to be against your clothing. who would be against commerce? we just said we are living in a world that has been overly come modified. where everything has been turned into a commodity value. people do not have the identities. we are world full of brands and no identity. you can read your entire life -- you can do your business and go about in the world using your credit card and never really look anyone in the eye. a world in which things have been comodified, things that should never have been. you cannot put a price on love. you cannot put a price on things that make life meaningful. but this isn't a consumer culture. even though we know we cannot keep it up. if the chinese adopt our lifestyle, we are all goners, we know that. it is not the third world anymore, it is the developing world. well, they are developing and they want things, too. the 21st century will be about competing fo
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
is keeping so many small businesses from adding employment. he chamber of commerce carried out a survey. -- the chamber of commerce carry out a survey. they ask what a piece of legislation do. they said that piece of legislation would keep them from hiring people. that piece of legislation is called obamacare and i am going to get rid of it. [cheers and applause] that does not mean that we are not going to make improvements to our health-care system. we know health care is too expensive. obamacare does not make it less expensive. when the president ran for office, he said he would cut premiums by $2,500 per family. they are up $2,500 per family. that is a 5000 different for a family that makes $50,000. that has a huge impact. i want the cost of health care to be reigned -- reined in. i will do that by letting individuals by their own insurance. we have to make sure people with pre-existing conditions are able to get insured and people who gets sick are not stopped by their insurance company. we do not have to have obamacare that raises taxes, cuts medicare by $716 billion. we will get r
SFGTV2
Sep 7, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, african-american chamber of commerce, the hispanic chamber of commerce, the mexican contractors, and the list goes on and on. we meet on a regular basis and they advise me on ways of increasing utilization of the small businesses, disadvantaged businesses, and disadvantaged -- disabled veterans enterprise businesses. as you can see, if you can look at our statewide small business council, which covers the entire estate, a number of our council members are actually included in this statewide, including fred jordan, which i'm sure most of you know. he is a good friend. he's certainly the most recognized figure in the state advocating for increased participation of underrepresented and disadvantaged businesses, and we are grateful and lucky to have him committed to our council. with the state of the state and the state of our nation and the fiscal condition, we're all asked to do more with less. we're all asked to do -- with less employees, with less resources. one of the employees that you should know, which is -- i put the contact information there, is my liaison for our small bu
SFGTV2
Sep 8, 2012 1:30pm PDT
things, that is great. if they pay money for these things, fine. we are not against commerce. in essence, when they do that, we see that as a gift to others. they are giving that to other people. they are dressing up the landscape. they are certainly not staying in their tent. but there is that notion. there have been fashion spreads in some magazines about that burner look. and but you will not see me in fluffy leggings. [laughter] that is fine for anyone that prefers them. i do not know. there are just a lot of people that do pay a lot of attention. i am one of them. i suppose, if you wanted to have that special, that look, you could spend a lot of money on it. >> i was going to ask you this, final question, but he may have answered it. what is your 60-second the idea to change the world? it sounds like it is get to the right gear. >> yeah. if you can just get the right gear, you can -- change the world? >> not change it in 60 seconds. >> i don't know. >> say how to change it. >> i don't know. >> for the better. >> just connect. just connect. >> all right. you have 54 seconds left.
SFGTV
Sep 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
the last few months that is a joint partnership with the chamber of commerce. goothere is someone at that desk now, a temporary person is that position is being filled, but the objection is to work with the event authorities on their contrasting needs, business to business needs, and seeing what we can do to fulfill those needs with our local and small businesses here in san francisco and also to work with the business community on what needs emotionally around america's cup. the one stock is open from 10:00 until 2:00, so if you are in that vicinity, please drop in. we have a staff member staffed there. 311 is staffed there as well, so we have city and a vent authority staff -- event authority staff to help fulfill needs. remember race days. i hope you are able to enjoy, take some time to watch the races. at the last meeting, jane gave you a presentation, so we will august 28 start doing some testing with clients and hope to have sometime in september, and i will keep you apprised of that. this grand jury did report on the arts commission. they have a program called the street ar
SFGTV
Sep 8, 2012 6:30am PDT
, a professor of commerce and she was doing a study on the leadership -- and i was surprised to hear about this, there were looking to us for tips on how to revitalize small businesses, using tourism, and getting regional and local visitors. trying to find diversity to draw people in with small businesses and unique businesses, and she seemed pleased to get that information back to japan. and that is set. >> thank you. the next item? >> item 13 is general public comment. >> is there any general public comment? public comment is closed. >> item 14 is new business. is there any new business? the next item? item 15 is adjournment. >> do we have a motion to adjourn? >> i moved. >> i second. >> thank you. >> commissioners, the meeting is adjourned at 6:34 p.m.. >> chair kim: good afternoon. and welcome to the rules committee. today for thursday, september 6, 2012. my name is supervisor kim, and i will be chairing today's meeting. i apologize for the late start because i know we have many members. public that are ready to present to the rules committee. i am joined by vice chair supervisor farrell an
SFGTV
Sep 8, 2012 3:30pm PDT
policy for the san francisco chamber of commerce. i have a letter for each us, stating the clam bers' strong support in the increase of tami medallions. the unmet demand for cabs in san francisco is well-documented and well-demonstrated. this need is only going to grow as the citis a population grows as our business continues it rebound and tourism increases. as anyone who visits or lives or works in san francisco will tell you there are not enough cabs on the street and with all due respect to the drivers because i believe what they are saying about their own reality, it's true in their cases, but as a consumer, and someone who lives here, as i do in district 9, and works in the city. i will tell you treasvirtually impossible for me to get a cab most of the time. so in representing the chamber, we want to convey to you the chambers' strong support and urge you to increase the number of medallions. >> thank you. next speaker. >> peter witt. >> good afternoon, mr. witt. >> with all due respect to the chamber of commerce, mostly impossible. what does that mean? we do have a dispat
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 7:30pm EDT
, and some of these things such as the chamber of commerce boosters and some of it was about land planning. some of it was about race and poverty. but it was a conversation that americans were starting to have as they could see the signals that things were not going quite right for america. this was the 1970s. the energy crisis staring us in the face. and this is not just among the grassroots there were big businesspeople. i have quotes in the book saying you know this is commonsense. we need to plan our future. when reagan was elected, rip the solar panels out of the white house and more importantly, photoshop the future out of our future. it was not -- the future was not going to be shaped by government. it was going to be determined by the market. and that mindset you know has been reinforced in the echo chamber of our politics. so people are confused about that, but they also don't understand or understand is the wrong word. they also don't see the importance of working together collectively. you see when the show whole show is the country is going to hell but i'm going to be okay it t
Comedy Central
Sep 7, 2012 6:35pm PDT
is obama. the national weather service, part of the commerce department, it's obama. >> stephen: just connect the dots, folks, okay. one, obama can make and or is a hurricane. (laughter) two, he can predict the weather months in advance. three, i already had this finger up and i can't put it back. obama. he controls the weather. i mean we should have known, all black people can control the weather. (applause) very informative documentary, by the way. it's where i learned that bald people can implant thoughts in your mind. out of my head, carville. i don't want to picture mary matalin like that. oh, oh-- oh, she worked out. folks, speaking of mind control, bill clinton gave a speech last night scheduled for half an hour which just wrapped up a few minutes ago. (laughter) and i would add hit clinton started strong. >> we are here to nominate a president. (cheers and applause) and i've got one in mind. >> stephen: unfortunately, barack obama defeated her four years ago. (laughter) luckily, luckily bill had another option. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside. >> (cheers
SFGTV2
Sep 7, 2012 7:00pm PDT
an alliance with the business community. one of the biggest champions is that california chamber of commerce. we know it is good for business. and please, organized with the neighborhood bars. there are so many great neighborhood bars in this city that could add that neighborhood element to political organizing. and when you are a district supervisor, it is one thing to have nightclub owners come to you. it is another thing to have neighborhood business owners like bar owners coming to you. we need to organize as a bar owner and that will move us in a positive direction. i am optimistic about the future of night life in this city. i think we have turned a corner. there's a broader and broader consensus that this matters for the broader culture of san francisco. thank you. [applause] for many years, the entertainment commission -- >> for many years, the entertainment commission, which has been under the auspices of the city was guided by ed lee. he is now the mayor san francisco. he was going to be here today, but was called away. but he sent paul anderson to deliver a message. [applause] >>
SFGTV
Sep 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
beach. the central district is a truly a center of business, commerce, and tourism. we are home to 20,000 hotel rooms in our district and have 24 schools and 24 parks and or playgrounds in the district. this is in a very small geographical area. we average 5500 calls per service per month. we cover union square, chinatown, the financial district, north beach, russian hill, telegraph hill, the embarcadero and fisherman's wharf. our main supervisor is supervisor david chiu and supervisor marc farrell has a pocket and supervisor james kim has a pocket along geary street. the population is about 75,000 residents in a 1.8 square mile area. on any given day, the population swells to about 350,000 people because of all the people coming to work in the financial district. the demographics in the central district -- female is about 50%, males 49.8%. it's almost even. age 17 and under is 17.56% which equates to about 5300 people under 17. our senior population is twice that much or approximately 11,500. caucasian -- 46%. african-american, 2%. latino, 4%. other is a 1.3%. less than 1% our native
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of the decisions of the hughes court -- whether congress has exceeded its power to regulate interstate commerce. so whether it could be regulations that went across state lines, very broad regulations. well, that will be one of the arguments in the health care bill that comes up for argument next month. the question is whether congress has exceeded his authority under the commerce clause. most of the cuts towards congress, that is, i think most of the president, certainly in the late 1930s, some of which chief justice hughes wrote, he gave congress more leeway to regulate interstate commerce. that became pretty much the modern commerce clause doctrine for the next six years. but we don't know about the score. this is a very polarized court and presidents goes the other way. also. this will be very interesting to see that. to see what happens. thank you very much. [applause] [applause] >> your government and mine and it can be what these governments wanted to be. sometimes we talk about the u.n. as though it is a distance by doing that, we get the governments involved that are actually responsible i
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2012 8:00pm EDT
east, probably saved two million people from starvation, and was a very energetic secretary of commerce under harding and coolidge after this election. but in terms of personality, dower, pragmatic. you listen to -- one of the reasons why i think franklin roosevelt comes across like gangbusters, is impression with the fireside chats is the act he is following. after herbert hoover, anybody could have sounded good. >> host: moving on to be 1948. harry truman's improbable victory, published last year. you write: victory has a thousand fathers. defeat, in 1946, had one. harry truman. if he appeared ineffectual before election day that year he seemed outright repulsive after that. democrats faulted him and not the effect of 16 years of their rule for their debacle. they wanted him out and wanted him out now. >> guest: yes, they did. he was not -- we saw in this last presidential round of primaries, with the'mans, where everybody was saying i'm the next reagan, this guy -- no. there's not another reagan. and there wasn't another franklin roosevelt, and harry truman sure as hell to use his s
FOX News
Sep 8, 2012 7:30am PDT
in roads, bridges, and infrastructure and every chamber of commerce i've met throughout our country believes we need to do more. >> here is what i need. i need a partner. what i've done here, cut taxes, streamline government. reduce regulation, if i did that with this, think how many jobs we're going to create. >> all right. now, you've got to sense where each side is coming from. to ben stein, sandra smith, charlie gasperino what, do you think. >> i'm biased, i believe in business, i believe in pro growth policies and that's what it is. business versus-- big business versus big welfare, i've seen them both up close and personal and i tell you big welfare is destructive and stops innovation and that's what big government is, by the way. >> neil: so you're for obama. (laughter) >> that blew me away i worked hard for it, but we spend it. that's ridiculous, that's crazy. and i just don't get it. by the way, i thought the democratic convention was so mean-spirited, so anti-american, that it's hard for me to believe this country is tilting in that direction. >> i was-- i'm fascinated by
PBS
Sep 8, 2012 2:00pm PDT
, including secretary of commerce under president clinton. secretary of transportation under president george w. bush, mayor, council, there is no question that the best job was mayor of san jose. and i remember when there was commotion by my secretary's desk. so i saddled up to the door to listen. and this person was banging on alice wagner's desk saying i want to talk to the mayor and i don't want to talk to anybody lower than the mayor. that's when i stepped out from behind the door and said there is nobody lower than the mayor. [ laughter ] and whatever you are here for, the answer is no. no, that's not what i meant to say mr. mayor. but to me i wish more members of congress had the experience of people and local governments. 80% come from state governments where they have been doing the same thing they do in congress. vote yes, vote no. they have never been part of the or being at the other end of the legislative pipeline trying to make these programs work. >> to me one of the interesting things about that panel was that there was a japanese american one of the first asians to be mayor o
CNBC
Sep 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
some random commerce department figure, some boring purchasing manager's report. some consumer confidence number. this is a big enchilada! the labor department's nonforeign payroll report. no, it's an enchilada with guac and picante. when it's even been a wee bit disappointing as opposed to missing by a country mile which is what happened today. on top of that, we got the biggest semiconductor on earth, intel. holy cow. remember intel? they used to be really important, right? let's slide in two price wars in technology, tablet and smartphone. the best acting stocks, google, amazon, apple, all at war with each other. three-way free-for-all which will lead to shrinking gross marg margins, right? put all these negatives together and how much should we be down today considering the gigantic rally we had coming into the session? we had to give up yesterday's gains, right? hey, take the tech-heavy nasdaq down by three. but isn't it even -- isn't even that way too positive? given what moved us this week involved actions taken over there in europe, not here in the good old usa. europe
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 12:45pm EDT
in 1783. once the cities get to be a certain density and there's enough commerce and population, then in the early part of the 19th century they get going and they really take off in 1830s. >> so that's when it's fair to say for the first time that journalism is a business? >> yes. it's clear by then. yeah. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org.
NBC
Sep 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
breath away. it's not a random commerce department figure. some boring purchasing manager's report. some consumer confidence number. it's a big enchilada. the nonfarm payroll report. out's got guac and picante. it's the most important number yet. the one with maximum negative impact on the stock market when disappointing as opposed to missing by a country mile like today. you have the biggest semiconductor company on earth intel preannouncing a tremendous miss many sales, meaningful decline in gross margins. intel used to be important. let's look at growth wars in tablet and smartphone. the best acting stocks, google, amazon, apple, three-way free-for-all that will lead to shrinking margins, right? put the negatives together and how much should we have been down today considering the rally coming into the session? of course we have to give up yesterday's gains. let's lop off 2% from the s&p. take the nasdaq down by three. isn't it even that way too positive? given that what moved us this week involved actions taken over there in europe, not here in the usa. europe can't trump a negative,
PBS
Sep 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, the corporate entities, chamber of commerce, "free trade, nafta, cafta, permanent normal trade relations with china, will be the greatest thing since sliced bread." all right? the end result is that in the last ten years, we have seen 55,000 factories in america shut down, millions of decent-paying jobs lost. you go out to elderly people and they say, "i can't buy a product made in america anymore. where are the factories? where are the decent-paying jobs?" so i would like to see the president get up there and say, "you know what? we're going to rethink our trade policies. i want corporate america to start investing in america, not in china." other things that he could be doing, certainly, i think the much maligned stimulus bill, to my mind, was one of the most important pieces of legislation passed in my lifetime, in my state, money into bridges, into roads, into head start, into sustainable energy, created 6,000, 7,000 jobs when we needed it a whole lot. you need more of that. i just got off a plane a little while ago. believe me, our airports are in trouble. roads, bridges, schools, w
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2012 8:00pm EDT
businesses from adding employment. the chamber of commerce carried out a survey. they asked businesses all over america, what's the impact of a particular piece of legislation and people came back, 75% of the people surveyed said, that piece of legislation keeps us from hiring people. that legislation we have to get rid of is known as obamacare and i'm going to get rid of it. [cheers and applause] now, that doesn't mean, that doesn't mean that we're not going to make improvements to our health care system. we know that health care's too expensive. obamacare doesn't make it less expensive. when the president ran for office, he said he'd cut premiums by $2,500 per family. obamacare, now they're up $2,500 per family. that's a $5,000 difference. and for median family income in america, of $50,000 about, that $5,000 is a huge impact. has a huge impact. i'm going to go after getting the cost of health care to get reined in. and by the way i'm going to do that by taking on malpractice, i'm going to do that by letting individuals be able to buy their own insurance. without just getting it from the
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2012 10:30pm EDT
small businesses from adding employment. the chamber of commerce carried out a survey asking businesses across america, what is the impact of a piece of legislation? 75% said that piece of legislation keeps us from hiring people. that legislation we have to get rid of is known as obamacare. i will get rid of it. now, that does not mean that we are not going to make improvements to our health care system. we know that health care is too expensive. obamacare does not make it less expensive. he said he would cut premiums. obamacare passes. they are up. that is a $5,000 difference for a medium family -- median family income. that is a huge impact. -- it has a huge impact. i will go after getting the cost of health care get reined in. i will take on malpractice. i'll let individuals by their own insurance. without just getting it from their company. we have to make sure the people who have pre-existing conditions will be insured and that folks that get sick will not get trapped by their insurance company. there are a lot of things we can do to improve. we do not have to have obamacare that r
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 2:00am EDT
together. herbert hoover was a great engineer, secretary of commerce. he is elected and 28. think when roosevelt, democrat. secretary of state. i'm sorry, secretary of the navy under wilson. vice presidential candidate that year. >> host: when did the convention stop mattering, or do they matter? >> guest: boy, you know, we have common -- you know, they do matter but -- four years ago, you know, it was almost down to the wire. it was hillary. they were counting the vote after vote. in 1976, reagan and ford, there was still that backroom thing going on. i could tell you some personal tales. pressure being put on people on what i knew, and who ended up saying, oh, have to visit my stepdaughter in south carolina. >> host: greg from massachusetts. go ahead. >> caller: you flash a picture and it looked like his two sons. i perused some old newspapers and i came across a count of the death of his son. you know, i would like you to comment on that incident and how it impacted his presidency. if it did, and i will listen. >> guest: we are coming up on the anniversary. the older son was john co
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